Not a phone number, it's a link!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Jumpie, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. Jumpie macrumors 6502a

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    So how do you force the iPhone or iPad to open a link, say from ebay, that's not a phone numnber but a link for the item?

    The only options are either call, create contact or add to existing contact. This is annoying when checking your email and trying to tap on the link.

    Any ideas?
     
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  3. Jumpie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Here's the copy:
    You won this item on eBay: Apple Airport Express - 802.11n 330425414420

    Of course the last digits is a link. When tapping, copy link isn't an option. And just copying the number treats it as a number. Ideas?
     
  4. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

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    Just checked my ebay emails... it's not a link.
     
  5. Jumpie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Right. Now, how do you treat it as a link and not a phone number?
     
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  7. Jumpie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the clarification..duh

    But, it is a link. It's just that the iPhone or iPad doesn't treat it like one. Is there a way to configure it as a link?
     
  8. beardedhenry macrumors newbie

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    I've had same issue, this is how I solved

    Hi, I also would get this with numbers 7 or 10 digits in length, best trick I've found was to add a letter to the string and edit it out on the the copy/paste, hope this helps
     
  9. sandman42 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, the iPhone gets confused about strings of numbers and thinks they're phone numbers, even when they aren't, and even when they actually are links to other information. I get this all the time when I receive e-mails with tracking numbers, that on my computer are links to UPS, FedEx, etc, but my iPhone treats them as phone numbers. If I click the link (because it actually is one) on my computer I get to see the tracking data; when I tap it on my iPhone I get, "Call", "Add to Contact", etc. I'm sure they'll fix this in a future update.
     

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